Plain bearing

VOTM- From metal to plastic, change your bearing!

Published on: 23/01/2024

Metal bearings are still popular for designers, but plastic bearings are replacing traditional metallic solutions more and more, either in new designs or to replace those old broken, rusting or wearing bearings. But are plastic bearings up to the challenge of withstanding the same forces, temperature and environmental pressures of metallic ones? In this “video […]


Heavy load bearings now possible as two-component, injection-moulded bearings

Published on: 05/12/2023

iglidur Q3E plain bearings, now manufactured by injection moulding, ensure lubrication-free maximum load capacity performance, made using efficient high-volume production An important industry first for the construction and agricultural machinery industries: For the first time igus has found a way to manufacture heavy-duty bearings made from two components of high-performance plastic, using the cost-effective injection […]


As fine as a human hair: New igus micro gears for tiny, precise applications

Published on: 22/11/2023

Thanks to ultra-delicate teeth, new wear-resistant micro gears are suitable for particularly precise applications Whether in micro-drives, microscopes or precision engineering, engineers are building ever more compact products. Motion plastics specialist igus now produces micro gears with a module – the unit of gear tooth size – of up to 0.2. Thanks to high-performance plastics, […]


The new igus recycled bearing is unveiled

Published on: 17/10/2023

The iglidur ECO series is expanded to include a chemical-resistant ECO P210 variant igus knows that plastic is a valuable resource and waste must be minimised, so it has launched a regranulated compound for the iglidur ECO plain bearing series from sprues and missing parts from injection moulding production. Launched in October 2023, the new […]


From 6 weeks to 7 days. New igus system makes custom moulded bearings super-fast

Published on: 17/08/2023

FastLine service with online configurator from igus for developers in the any industry Automotive designers and buyers are accustomed to long lead times. To make an injection moulding tool for a mass-produced, wear-resistant special component, they would typically have to wait up to six weeks. Time that igus can now reduce to just seven days […]


New igutex TX3 fibre-wound material perfect for construction and heavy-duty work

Published on: 18/07/2023

igus launches a new lubrication-free material, for bearings needing higher running performance with high dynamic forces, ideal for heavy-duty applications. In applications with loads of more than 80Mpa, plain bearings made of thermoplastic materials can be pushing their physical limits. Igus has expanded the existing range of standard plain bearings with the new igutex fibre-wound […]


Wear resistance at the push of a button: New igus polymer coating tool simplifies selecting coatings

Published on: 23/05/2023

Have high wear components coated with the online iglidur Coating Designer in just three steps, plus cost and delivery is calculated before you buy. Functional surface coatings are an integral part of industrial life, keeping moving parts from wearing. With the iglidur coating materials from igus, heavily stressed components can be further protected against wear. […]


VOTW- Wear resistant bearings fibre wound, not moulded.

Published on: 18/05/2023

In applications where you want to change your metallic bearing for a plastic one, you might be concerned at the capabilities of the latter. Plastic bearings are more capable than you may think, and in some cases, using the technology of a plastic bearing and creating something else is the answer. In this weeks’ “video […]


Robotic lawn mower cuts an accurate path to success with help from igus

Published on: 31/03/2023

Labour shortages and carbon emissions of petrol mowers means robotic lawn mowers are on the rise. Kingdom Technologies turned to igus to help keep its pay-per-use robotic mower maintenance-free. The greenskeeper surveys drone footage of the golf club. It’s a long fairway and the entire course needs cutting – this one alone could take all […]


Support heavy loads easily – TX1 and TX2

Published on: 21/02/2023

iglidur tribopolymer plain bearings reduce the use of lubricants, cutting costs and ensuring maintenance-free operation Construction and agricultural machinery users want to save money and significantly reduce maintenance. Dry running iglidur plain bearings from igus are suitable for precisely these applications. When servicing construction and agricultural machinery, lubricating the bearing points is one of the […]